Thursday, 12 January 2017

Kettering Waxwings


The flock of Waxwings (up to 22 birds) were again in Kettering town centre today, situated around the car park off School Lane. The images below are courtesy of Wendy and Stuart Andrews and were taken yesterday...

Eleanor's observations today amounted to two pairs of Stonechats in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton, and a pair of Raven which spent quite a period of time in the village and the grounds of Lamport Grange...

During the last two months, two injured/sick Common Buzzards have been found at or in the close vicinity of Pitsford Reservoir. Both birds died and the causes of death has not yet been established and may not be connected but it is a timely reminder that should you find a sick or dead bird of prey in suspicious circumstances, please contact the Investigations Unit of the RSPB on the numbers on the right hand side of this blog. Ideally a dead bird should be photographed in situ and if it is an obvious poisoning incident (i.e. several corpses close to bait), then the RSPB require notifying immediately and the scene preserved.


Neil M

Nineteen Waxwings in this one image!

Images of Waxwings courtesy of Wendy Andrews.

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